011: Using A Food Log

Using A Food Log

Episode 011: This week’s show is all about keeping a food log and why I think it can be such a useful tool. It really is the backbone of the stuff I do with clients (well at least for more straight up nutritional clients and less so for disordered eating clients). In today’s show I’ll explain the things that you should be keeping a tally on, why they are important and how you use this information to improve your health. I also cover the mentality I suggest people have when keeping a food log as it differs to most. Here’s what I talk about in this podcast episode: 4:40 … [Read more...]

What Are You Really Trying To Control?

Eating 2

Problems around food typically relate to a desire for control. While people normally talk about it from the angle of weight control, really it’s about control on different levels. In the short term or in specific moments, issues around food can be about controlling or altering emotions. Your boss had a go at you, you had an argument with your partner, you were tired and skipped going to the gym and now feel bad about it. In all these situations you feel negative emotions – anger, frustration, guilt, or shame. But by using food, either restricting or bingeing, you can change these … [Read more...]

010: Interview With Laura Schoenfeld

010 Laura Schoenfeld

Episode 010: In today's podcast I interview Laura Schoenfeld. Laura is a Registered Dietitian trained in integrative nutritional therapy for the management of chronic disease. She is passionate about making traditional diets healthful and accessible for all of her clients. While she typically uses an ancestral or “Paleo” template when making recommendations, she also recognises the importance of individual health goals, unique genetic variations, and personal preference in choosing a health supporting diet and lifestyle program. Here’s what we talk about in this podcast … [Read more...]

Fears About Weight

Food Cravings

While weight is just a number on a scale, people have many associations about what it means to be a certain number. This is true especially when people reflect upon times in the past. A lot of clients tell me that they have a real fear about weight going up. The fear is that the weight will start increasing and never stop. Here they are now at a size 10 and in their head they are already imagining that they will be 400 pounds and that it will just keep escalating. (I always find it strange that they don’t have the fear of it going the other way. That they start losing weight and it … [Read more...]

009: Health At Every Size

009 Health At Every Size

Episode 009: Health At Every Size is a movement that is growing in popularity. It was a movement largely shoved into the spotlight by Linda Bacon and her book Health At Every Size. The movement had been going on well before her but the book definitely gave it more attention than ever before. In today’s podcast I want to look at what it is really about. I’m going to cover why I’m a supporter of a lot of what it teaches and promotes. I’m also going to look at some of the shortcomings or issues with it. Here’s what I talk about in this podcast episode: 2:05 What is Health … [Read more...]

Food Quality Versus Quantity


A couple of weekends ago I went on a golf holiday with 10 mates. We went to Wales and played three rounds over three days, one of which was on the course used for the 2010 Ryder Cup (for anyone who cares about golf). While driving back home I was using my iPhone as my Sat Nav. Within about 10 minutes of setting off I started to get notifications that people were commenting and sharing a link from my 7 Health Facebook page. While this isn’t out of the ordinary, the sheer volume was different. I was getting notifications every 2 or 3 minutes and it continued non-stop for the 4-hour drive … [Read more...]

008: Interview With Josh and Jeanne Rubin

Real Health Radio

Episode 008: On today's episode of Real Health Radio I interview Josh and Jeanne Rubin from East West Healing. Josh and Jeanne are revolutionising nutrition for thyroid health by teaching people how to use food as supplementation, reduce stress and build the most sound foundation for the body to heal. They believe the greatest defence one has against the ever-changing environment is the health of the metabolism. When the metabolism is strong and the thyroid is functioning, all systems are working in synergy, just as they are meant to. Josh and Jeanne are teaching people how to use food … [Read more...]